Venezuelans in New York face hurricane Sandy
Power cuts in New York are expected to last seven to 10 days
"People were preparing themselves for the storm. The supermarket shelves with canned food, water, batteries, and basic staples were almost empty on Sunday afternoon," Díaz remarked.
The Federal Government announced that there might be power cuts during seven to 10 days. About 50 million people are likely to be hit by hurricane Sandy in New York.
For his part, Andrés Correa Guatarasma, a Venezuelan journalist living in New York, reported that 3,600 homes in Brooklyn were without power on Monday morning.
He added that the Hudson River water level had substantially surged. "We have to remember that Manhattan is an island, so any rise in water levels might worse the situation," he said.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."